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I need to lower my BP to 139 from 147. Is there a quick remedy ?

I need to lower my blood pressure to 139 from 147 with in two weeks is there a quick remedy ?
Sat, 12 Dec 2009
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One of the major causes of high BP is salt intake. Stay away from salty foods (fast food, canned food, any type of processed meat or cheese). Goal is to get less than 2 grams a day. Also, excercise and stopping smoking helps.
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